warrior

noun, often attributive war·rior \ ˈwȯr-yər , ˈwȯr-ē-ər , ˈwär-ē- also ˈwär-yər \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of warrior

:a person engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly :a person engaged in some struggle or conflict
  • poverty warriors

Examples of warrior in a Sentence

  1. a proud and brave warrior

  2. a program of tough training and discipline that turns untried civilians into warriors

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Origin and Etymology of warrior

Middle English werreour, from Anglo-French *werreier, guerreier, from warreier, guerreier to wage war, from werre war — more at war


WARRIOR Defined for English Language Learners

warrior

noun

Definition of warrior for English Language Learners

  • : a person who fights in battles and is known for having courage and skill


WARRIOR Defined for Kids

warrior

noun war·rior \ ˈwȯr-yər , ˈwȯr-ē-ər \

Definition of warrior for Students

:a person who is or has been in warfare


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